TX-15: Monica De La Cruz (R)

TX-15: Monica De La Cruz (R)

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Monica De La Cruz comes from humble beginnings. Her grandmother immigrated to the United States as a child to flee political injustice in Mexico. Monica’s grandfather was a first-generation American, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. 

De La Cruz served as class president and head cheerleader at James Pace High School and as an altar server at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

De La Cruz’s mother encouraged both of her children to apply to universities and consider military service. De La Cruz attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she worked and took out student loans to put herself through college. Her brother, Carlos, served honorably in the Air Force and retired after 20 years of service. 



While at school, she became a UTSA ambassador and vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. Upon graduation, she applied for a Spanish language studies program and attended La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. 

De La Cruz returned to her roots in the Rio Grande Valley, where she eventually opened her own insurance agency. She became the first new female agent in the Rio Grande Valley to earn the prestigious President’s Club award, an honor bestowed upon the top 50 agents in the country.


Today, she owns several successful companies and is a small business owner. She currently lives in Edinburg with her two children.

The biographical information above was sourced from the candidate’s campaign website, see links above for more information. 

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